Pink Floyd Concert Books
© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives
This is a listing of the various books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library that are related to concert performances. This includes books about concert dates, concert pictures, promoters, concert reviews, and venues. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.
Quick Click Guide
[Pink Floyd Archives home page]
[Pink Floyd Archives Book Database]
[Pink Floyd Books] [Syd Barrett Books] [Roger Waters Books]
[Related Books A - K] [Related Books L - R] [Related Books S - Z]
[Price Guide Books] [Sheet Music] [Songbooks and Performance Techniques Books]
- Concert Dates
- A Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd Audio Recordings by The Pink Floyd Archives
- A Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd Video Recordings by The Pink Floyd Archives
- The Complete Pink Floyd - The Ultimate Reference by Glenn Povey
- Echoes - The Complete History of Pink Floyd by Glenn Povey
- The Fillmore - The Last Days
- In Session Tonight by Ken Garner
- A Journey Through Time and Space with Pink Floyd compiled by Jon Rosenberg, Pat Ammentorp and Dave Claussen
- The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night by Doug Hinman
- London Live by Tony Bacon
- Pink Floyd Concert Appearances by The Pink Floyd Archives
- Pink Floyd - In de Polder by Charles Beterams and Robert Haagsma
- Pink Floyd: In the Flesh by Glenn Povey and Ian Russell
- Pink Floyd - Live Tapes Re-Wound 1965-1981 by Paul Houlston
- Pink Floyd - World Tour Itinerary September-October 1987
- Pink Floyd - World Tour Itinerary October-December 1987
- Concert Pictures
- The Concerts by Laurie Lewis
- Giants in the Small World - Music Life Rock Photo Gallery photographs by Koh Hasebe
- Le Livre du Pink Floyd by Alain Dister, Jacques LeBlanc and Udo Woehrle
- Mike McCartney's Live8 Cool Pix by Mike McCartney
- The Moment - 25 Years of Rock Photography by Jill Furmanovsky
- The Pictorial Album of Rock by Robert Ellis
- Pink Floyd Back-Stage by Bobby Hassall
- Pink Floyd Back-Stage - Another Lapse from the Inside by Bob Hassall
- Rock Sets - The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design by Sutherland Lyall
- Staged Architecture - Architectural Monographs No. 52 by Mark Fisher and Eric Holding
- Pink Floyd-The Visual Documentary by Miles and Andy Mabbett
- Pink Floyd - The Wall 80 / 81 - Performed Live - A Visual Documentary
- BBC - Brixton Boy Calling by Peter Harrison
- Bill Graham Presents by Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield
- A Promoter's Tale - Rock at the Sharp End by Geoff Docherty
- There Must Be a Better Way - The Story of the Bath and Knebworth Rock Festivals 1969-1979 by Freddie Bannister
- Concert Reviews
- Concert Footage - An Historical Memoir of Over 200 Concert Events Spanning 40 Years by Tim Wilkinson
- Grit Noise and Revolution - The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll by David A. Carson
- I Was There - Gigs That Changed the World by Mark Paytress
- The Night of Wonders - Pink Floyd a Venezia - 15 luglio 1989 by Associazione Culturale Floydseum
- Pink Floyd - Dortmund '81 by Hans Rombeck and Frank Konig
- Board Meetings in the Bath - The Knebworth House Story by Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
- The Day Before Yesterday - Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford area from 1957 to 1969 by Steve Ingless
- Electric Factory - My Soul's Been Psychedelicized - Four Decades in Posters and Photographs by Larry Magid and Robert Huber
- The Fillmore East - Recollections of Rock Theater by Richard Kostelanetz
- The Grande Ballroom - Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace by Leo Early
- The History of American Bandstand by Michael Shore with Dick Clark
- The Knebworth Rock Festivals by Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
- Live at the Fillmore East - A Photographic Memoir by Amalie R. Rothschild with Ruth Ellen Gruber
- Live at the Fillmore East & West - Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends by John Glatt
- Mothers 1968-1971 - The Home of Good Sounds by Kevin Duffy
- 25 Jaar Paradiso by Lutgard Mutsaers
A Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd Audio Recordings
1966-1983 & solo tours
Author: Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives
Publisher: PFA, 1998, 76 pages
Synopsis: A privately issued booklet that covers Pink Floyd and related audio recordings. Every known live Pink Floyd recording from 1966 to 1983, plus recordings of solo tours, are listed chronologically with venue, date, length of recording and quality of recording. Additionally, every song on each recording is cataloged with timings. Also included is a listing of bogus and mislabeled tapes.
A Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd Video Recordings
Author: Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives
Publisher: PFA, 1998, 76 pages.
Synopsis: A privately issued booklet listing all known Pink Floyd and related videos. Sections include Live and Promo Videos, Specials & Interviews, Related Videos, and Movies with Pink Floyd Involvement. Every video is listed chronologically with venue, date, length and quality of recording. Additionally, every song on each video is listed with it's timing.
The Complete Pink Floyd - The Ultimate Reference
Author: Glenn Povey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing, 2016, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4549-1869-1, 448 pages.
Synopsis: This book covers all Pink Floyd concerts and recording dates, on a day by day basis, as well a record releases. Very thorough.
Echoes - The Complete History of Pink Floyd
Author: Glenn Povey
Publisher: Mind Head Publishing, U.K., 2007, softcover, ISBN 978-0-9554624-0-5, 368 pages.
Synopsis: An updated and expanded version of the book In the Flesh. An examination of the performance history of Pink Floyd, as well as solo tours. Also includes a discography. Recommended.
Fillmore-The Last Days
Publisher: Columbia Records, U.S., 1972, 32 pages.
Synopsis: A book that came with the 3-LP album box set, Fillmore - The Last Days, on Fillmore Records, Z3X 31390. This book includes a listing of every Fillmore concert, plus numerous concert posters.
In Session Tonight
Author: Ken Garner
Publisher: BBC Books, U.K., 1993, ISBN 0-563-36452-1, 320 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent reference book about the BBC Radio 1 recordings. Includes details of every "Peel Session" broadcast, including information on Pink Floyd BBC recording dates. Also includes limited edition CD with Syd Barrett song.
A Journey Through Time and Space with Pink Floyd
Authors: Compiled by Jon Rosenberg, Pat Ammentorp and Dave Claussen
Publisher: Private printing.
First printing: October 1988.
Second printing: July 1990. 88 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent reference work for dates and events throughout Pink Floyd's history. Includes a day-by-day listing of every Pink Floyd event, including recording sessions, performances, and TV and radio appearances. "A precise calendar of everything Floydian."
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
Author: Doug Hinman
Publisher: Backbeat Books, 2004, U.S., ISBN: 0-87930-765-X, 352 pages.
Synopsis: A complete listing of all the Kinks concerts, recordings and broadcasts from 1961-1996. Includes brief mentions of Pink Floyd in some of the listings.
Author: Tony Bacon
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, 1999, ISBN 0-87930-572-X, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the live music scene in London, England. Chapters include Jazz, Folk, R & B, Psychedelia, and Punk. Pink Floyd is covered under Psychedelia. Appendix includes a club listing, and The Marquee database.
Pink Floyd Concert Appearances
Author: Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives
Publisher: PFA, 1996, 1997, 1998, 60 pages.
Synopsis: A book that lists every Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters concert appearance. Includes separate categories for Years and Albums, Benefit Concerts, Festival Appearances, Radio and TV Appearances, Major Tours and Other Significant Concert Appearances. This book was incorporated into The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia.
Pink Floyd - In de Polder
Authors: Charles Beterams and Robert Haagsma
Publisher: Uitgeverij Aprilis, 2007, hardcover, ISBN 978 905994 180 9, 227 pages.
Synopsis: A book, written in dutch, about Pink Floyd performance history in the Netherlands. Includes photos taken at various Pink Floyd Dutch concerts, and pictures of posters. Also includes a chronology of Pink Floyd tour dates.
Pink Floyd: In the Flesh - the complete performance history
Authors: Glenn Povey and Ian Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1997, hardcover, ISBN 0 74745 3293 1, 256 pages.
Synopsis: A book about Pink Floyd performance history over the years. Includes a history of Pink Floyd, yearly concert summaries with dates, set lists, live photos and pictures of memorabilia, plus a discography section.
Pink Floyd - Live Tapes Re-Wound 1965-1981
Author: Paul Houlston
Publisher: private publication, 1996, 181 pages.
Synopsis: A book that reviews Pink Floyd live tapes with a listing of setlists, show identifications and bogus tapes. Also includes a listing of bootleg CDs and their identifications.
Pink Floyd - World Tour Itinerary September-October 1987
Synopsis: An itinerary for the Pink Floyd World Tour from September 7, 1987 through October 23, 1987. Includes travel schedule, band personnel, production personnel, tour contacts, calendar, band and staff notes, FBO and flight times, and telenet numbers. 51 pages.
Pink Floyd - World Tour Itinerary October-December 1987
Synopsis: An itinerary for the Pink Floyd World Tour from October 24th through December 12th, 1987. Includes travel schedule, band personnel, production personnel, tour contacts, calendar, band and staff notes, FBO and flight times, and telenet numbers. 68 pages.
Author: Laurie Lewis
Publisher: A Dragon's World book, 1979, hardcover, ISBN 1-85028-021-5, 120 pages.
Synopsis: A book of famous concert photos including some of Pink Floyd.
Giants in the Small World - Music Life Rock Photo Gallery
Author: Photographs by Koh Hasebe
Publisher: Shinko Music Publishing Co., Ltd., 1975, ISBN 0117465-539, 144 pages.
Synopsis: A Music Life 25th anniversary special book of photographs by Koh Hasebe, one of Japan's leading music photographers. Includes photos of numerous bands, mostly taken in Japan. Pink Floyd photos include Roger Waters at Haneda Airport in March 1972, Roger Waters at Hakone in August 1971, and Pink Floyd in Tokyo in March 1972.
Le Livre du Pink Floyd
Authors: Alain Dister, Jacques LeBlanc and Udo Woehrle
Publisher: Albin Michel/Rock & Folk, 1978, ISBN 2-226-00622-2, 120 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent French book on the history of Pink Floyd. Although written in French, it includes numerous rare photos from Pink Floyd's many visits to France and a Chrono-Discographie.
Mike McCartney's Live8 Cool Pix
Author: Mike McCartney
Publisher: Woodland Publishing, 2006, signed limited edition of 1,000, ISBN 1-905547-03-X, 112 pages.
Synopsis: A book of photographs taken by Mike McCartney at the Live 8 concert in London on July 2, 2005. Includes pictures of Pink Floyd performing on stage, and pictures of David Gilmour and Nick Mason backstage at the show.
The Moment - 25 Years of Rock Photography
Author: Jill Furmanovsky
Publisher: Paper Tiger, 1995, ISBN 1-85028-149-1, 160 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of photographs by rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky. Includes photos of Pink Floyd live at the Dome in Brighton June 1972, live at the Rainbow 1973, backstage during the Dark Side of the Moon tour in 1974, in the studio recording Wish You Were Here, David Gilmour in London 1978, recording in 1991, recording High Hopes in 1993, recording The Division Bell 1994, and Pink Floyd live at Earls Court in 1994. Lots of great photos of other bands as well.
The Pictorial Album of Rock
Authors: Robert Ellis with a foreward by Phil Collins
Publisher: Crescent Books, 1981, hardcover, ISBN 0-517-37367X, 224 pages.
Synopsis: Rock acts from A to Z in pictures. Includes a two page spread on Pink Floyd with five full color photos from the Wembley Empire Pool, London March 16, 1977.
Pink Floyd Back-Stage - Another Lapse from the Inside
Author: Bob Hassall
Publisher: Made in Italy, October 1991, 66 pages.
Synopsis: A limited edition (1000) book by a fan about his travels to see Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd Back-Stage
Author: Bobby Hassall
Publisher: Mind Head Publishing, England, 2011, softcover, ISBN 9 780955 462429, 68 pages.
Synopsis: A republished and updated version of the book, Pink Floyd Back-Stage - Another Lapse from the Inside, about a fan's travels to see Pink Floyd. Includes a new chapter about the Division Bell '94, plus new pictures of a backstage party in Rotterdam 1994, and backstage photos from Venice 1989.
Rock Sets - The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design
Author: Sutherland Lyall
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 1992, ISBN 0-500-27697-8, 96 pages.
Synopsis: A look behind the rock concert designs of Fisher Park. Includes background and original designs for the Animals tour 1977 including inflatables, the Wall 1980-81, the Inflatable Venue-The Slug, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking 1984-85, Radio K.A.O.S. 1987 and The Wall Live in Berlin 1990. Many photos, schematics and pre-design ideas. Also includes designs for numerous other bands.
Staged Architecture - Architectural Monographs No. 52
Authors: Mark Fisher and Eric Holding
Publisher: Wiley-Academy, 2000, ISBN 0-471-987069, 128 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the evolution of concert stage architecture by Mark Fisher, the designer of numerous Pink Floyd concert stages. Includes a chapter on The Division Bell, a look at The Wall concerts, and pictures of various Pink Floyd inflatables from the Animals tour.
Pink Floyd - The Visual Documentary
Authors: Miles and Andy Mabbett
Omnibus Press, 1980, ISBN 0-399-41001-4 (first edition)
Omnibus Press, 1988, ISBN 0-7119-1444-3 (21st anniversary edition)
Omnibus Press, 1994, ISBN 0-7119-4109-2, (25th Anniversary Edition)
Synopsis: An excellent look at the history of Pink Floyd in pictures. This is a large full color book detailing the history of the band with many rare photos, a complete chronology and a comprehensive discography including solo works.
Pink Floyd - The Wall 80 / 81 - Performed Live - A Visual Documentary
Publisher: Music Minded, Netherlands, March 2000, 84 pages.
Synopsis: A limited edition book of 750 copies made for the presentation of Is There Anybody Out There?, March 23, 2000 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This book contains photographs of Pink Floyd performing The Wall live, by Hjalmar den Ouden, Bert Hankes, and Peter Koks.
BBC - Brixton Boy Calling
Author: Peter Harrison
Publisher: Create Space, 2013, softcover, ISBN 978-1492368649, 146 pages.
Synopsis: A book by music agent Peter Harrison from Brixton, England. In it, he talks about booking Pink Floyd into various venues in the area.
Bill Graham Presents
Authors: Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Doubleday, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-385-24077-5, 568 pages.
Synopsis: The story of Bill Graham, the legendary concert promoter of the Fillmore Auditoriums and other concert events. An excellent look at the development of Rock and Roll concert promotions as well as many behind the scenes look at the music industry in general. Talks briefly about the relationship between Pink Floyd's manager and the band, compared to the way other managers handled bands in the United States.
A Promoter's Tale - Rock at the Sharp End
Author: Geoff Docherty
Publisher: Omnibus Press, U.K., 2002, softcover, ISBN 0-7119-9434-X, 246 pages.
Synopsis: A memoir of the promoter of the Bay Hotel in Sunderland, England. Includes his memories of booking Pink Floyd at the club. Foreward by John Peel. Preface by Dave Stweart.
There Must Be a Better Way - The Story of the Bath and Knebworth Rock Festivals 1969-1979
Author: Freddie Bannister
Publisher: Bath Books, 2003, softcover, ISBN 0 954 5549 0 6, 330 pages.
Synopsis: Promoter Freddie Banister's book documenting the Bath and Knebworth Festivals that he put on, both of which featured Pink Floyd. Includes detailed accounts of the festivals, plus some pictures of Pink Floyd stage props.
Concert Footage - An Historical Memoir of Over 200 Concert Events Spanning 40 Years
Author: Tim Wilkinson
Publisher: Independent Publishing, 2011, softcover, ISBN 978-1466457959, 484 pages.
Synopsis: A look back at the various concerts attended by the author. No photos, but includes lengthy write ups about the shows with set lists, musicians, staging, etc. all well documented. Lots of Yes shows. Features essays on Pink Floyd-L.A. Sports Arena, February 10, 1980, David Gilmour-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, June 16, 1984, Roger Waters-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, September 15, 1987, Pink Floyd-Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, November 21, 1987, Pink Floyd-Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas, April 28, 1988, Pink Floyd-Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas, April 29, 1994, David Gilmour simulcast-Cinemark Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 15, 2007, and Roger Waters-Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 30, 2010. Lacks a Table of Contents and Index.
Grit Noise and Revolution - The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll
Author: David A. Carson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2008, hardcover, ISBN 0-472-11503-0, 376 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock and roll in Detroit, Michigan. Includes mentions of Pink Floyd performing at the Grande Ballroom on July 12, 1968, and their cancelled appearance at the Holloween Festival in Detroit. Primary focus is on the MC5, although most of the other Michigan bands are mentioned.
I Was There - Gigs That Changed the World
Author: Mark Paytress
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated, 2005, softcover, ISBN 1-84403-512-3, 288 pages.
Synopsis: A book about significant concerts, from Robert Johnson to Oasis. Features Pink Floyd peformances at All Saints Church Hall 1966, Pompeii 1971, and the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream 1967. Includes information about the shows and pictures.
The Night of Wonders - Pink Floyd a Venezia - 15 luglio 1989
Publisher: Associazione Culturale Floydseum, December 2014, ISBN 978-889038164-5, 112 pages.
Synopsis: An Italian book, written in Italian, about Pink Floyd's performance in the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy on July 15, 1989. Includes pictures from the show, concert memorabilia, newspaper clippings about the event, and reminiscences about the concert.
Pink Floyd - Dortmund '81
Authors: Hans Rombeck and Frank Konig
Publisher: Bastei Lubbe, 1981, West Germany, ISBN 3-404-60052-5, 234 pages.
Synopsis: A pocket paperback book, written in German, about the history of Pink Floyd and their Wall shows in Dortmund, West Germany in February 1981. Includes numerous live color and black & white photos, a discography and a history of significant dates.
Board Meetings in the Bath - The Knebworth House Story
Author: Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
Publisher: Methuen, U.K., hardcover, 1986, ISBN 0-413-41650-X, 219 pages.
Synopsis: The story of Knebworth House from 1970 to 1986. Includes the story of how the famous Knebworth Festival came into being, and Pink Floyd's performance there in 1975.
The Day Before Yesterday - Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford area from 1957 to 1969
Author: Steve Ingless
Publisher: Scila Publications, U.K. 1999, ISBN 0 9535355 0 9, 231 pages.
Synopsis: A book that documents the popular music scene in the Bishop's Stortford area of England from 1957 to 1969. Features rememberances of numerous concerts at the Rhodes Centre, including Pink Floyd on April 8, 1967. Background information about the area from promoters, musicians, and local business owners is included along with photographs, concert ads, and pictures of other memorabilia. An interesting look at the popular music scene in the 1960s in an English town.
Electric Factory - My Soul's Been Psychedelicized - Four Decades in Posters and Photographs
Authors: Larry Magid and Robert Huber
Publisher: Temple University Press, 2011, hardcover, ISBN 9 781439 901809, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the rock venues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Features photos (including the cover picture) of Pink Floyd performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on September 26, 1970, along with posters of the show. Includes stories and pictures of various artists performing at the Electric Factory, Live Aid, the Tower Theater, the Atlantic City Pop Festival, and the Spectrum.
The Fillmore East - Recollections of Rock Theater
Author: Richard Kostelanetz, photographs by Raeanne Rubenstein
Publisher: Schirmer Books, 1995, hardcover, ISBN: 0-02-871847-X
Synopsis: The history of the Fillmore East in New York, one of rocks major venues from 1968-1971. Reviews and pictures of many of the bands that played there, including two pages on Pink Floyd-Fillmore East, October 2, 1970, with one photograph (1970 studio photo).
The Grande Ballroom - Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace
Author: Leo Early
Publisher: History Press, 2016, softcover, ISBN 978-1-62619-781-7, 220 pages.
Synopsis: A history of the Grande Ballroom, Detroit's primary venue for rock and roll from 1966 to 1972, including lots of pictures of posters and bands, plus sections on each performer. Features a paragraph about Pink Floyd's appearance at the Grande on July 12, 1968, as well as a picture of the poster for the show.
The History of American Bandstand
Authors: Michael Shore with Dick Clark
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1985, ISBN 0-345-31722-X, 235 pages.
Synopsis: The story of American Bandstand TV show. Includes a write up of the 1967 appearance by Pink Floyd on the show.
The Knebworth Rock Festivals
Author: Chryssie Lytton Cobbold
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1986, ISBN 0-7119-0774-9, 96 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the history of the Knebworth Rock Festivals. Features an article and photos of the 1975 Pink Floyd performance at Knebworth.
Live at the Fillmore East - A Photographic Memoir
Authors: Amalie R. Rothschild with Ruth Ellen Gruber
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999, ISBN 1-56025-244-8, 156 pages.
Synopsis: A pictorial history of the famous Fillmore East concert venue. Includes numerous photos of both the performers, and the hall itself, with pictures of the light shows, photos from Newport, Woodstock, Isle of Wight, and Tommy performed live. In the back is a listing with dates of every performance at the Fillmore East. Includes a full page kaleidoscope picture of Pink Floyd on stage at the Fillmore East on September 27, 1970. The cover has a photo of the Fillmore marquee with Pink Floyd listed.
Live at the Fillmore East & West - Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends
Author: John Glatt
Publisher: Lyons Press, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-7627-8865-1, 414 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the bands that played the Fillmore, East and West, with stories about the musicians that appeared there. Features the story of Pink Floyd kicking The Band out of their dressing room, and meeting Arthur Max.
Mothers 1968-1971 - The Home of Good Sounds
Author: Kevin Duffy
Publisher: Birmingham Library Services, 1997, ISBN 0-7093-0217-7, 32 pages.
Synopsis: A history of the former concert venue, Mothers, which was located on High Street in Erdington, England in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Written by a librarian at Erdington Library, with a foreword by John Peel, this book contains various memories of people about the club and the events that were held there. Also contains a complete listing of every concert held at Mothers, including various Pink Floyd shows.
25 Jaar Paradiso
Author: Lutgard Mutsaers
Publisher: Uitgeverij Jan Mets, Netherlands, 1993, ISBN 90 5330 091 0, 263 pages.
Synopsis: A Dutch book, written in Dutch, about the history of the Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Includes a written history, many live photos and a detailed list of dates with performers. Includes information on Pink Floyd performing at the Paradiso.